Stormrider Vario

Stöckli Stormrider Vario

Brand
Stöckli
Model
Stormrider Vario
Category
Touring
Weight
1660 gr
Waist
86 mm
Tested length
175 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
5
4
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Stöckli Stormrider Vario:

7 / 10

Hard snow:
9 / 10
Soft snow:
6 / 10
Weight:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Stöckli insists on having a metal-reinforced sandwich on their touring skis as well. The result is a heavier ski than most of the competitors, though they have made an effort to cut weight everywhere else. The geometry is traditional, with sidecut and short turning radius all the way. This makes the tips wide and increases the total weight. The front ski is soft while the flex is medium stiff from the waist and to the back.

On snow:
If we were to select a touring ski for crust and artificial snow, this would be one of the favorites. The Vario 86 feels wonderful and harmonious in the turns and it is very responsive on hard snow. Because it is so narrow and short, this is not a heavy ski. It’s great fun on steep and icy slopes. We like the Vario 86. It lacks float in powder, and with the high price and relatively high weight, it ends up being a ski for those who are looking for something different.


Stormrider Vario

Technical data:

Measured length
175 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55543
Brand
Stöckli
Model
Stormrider Vario
Produced
Switzerland
Available lengths
156, 167, 183
Contact length
145 cm
Rocker tail
8 cm
Rocker nose
22 cm
Side cut
147 cm
Taper tail
10 cm
Taper tip
18 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
13 cm
Max tail width
111 mm
Min waist width
86 mm
Max nose width
129 mm
Side cut radius
16.7 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
18 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1720 cm2
Weight
1660 gr
Relative weight
0.97 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
16 mm
Hight nose tip
39 mm
Angle tail tip
17°
Angle nose tip
22°
Height of camber
6 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.